Jun 24, 2015, 11:14 AM
Chief Inspector Modou Manneh attached to the Giboro immigration post yesterday testified in the trial of Alasana Sanneh and Karamu Colley from the Senegalese region of Casamance, at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Isatou Janneh
Officer Manneh told the court that he could remember that the two accused persons were detained, because they brought two Sierra Leonean nationals into the country.
Asked by the prosecutor the reason for their detention, officer Manneh said they received a memo from the Commissioner of Operations Immigration, which was signed by Essa Tamba and it came from the President’s Office.
He identified the said memo, and it was tendered as an exhibit.
Officer Manneh added that the memo contained that Sierra Leoneans were not allow to enter in the country because Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Guinea were countries affected by Ebola.
According to the witness, later Nigerians were allowed to enter.
Manneh revealed that they used to close the border at 7 pm, and the accused persons were arrested at 9 pm.
The case was adjourned to 23 February 2015.